Businesses invited to connect in-person with job seekers at BGPS Industry Fair


Battle Ground Public Schools is accepting reservations from employers located in and around Clark County for tables at the event, where employer representatives can meet with students and community members about career opportunities

Businesses looking to connect with high school workers and other potential employees in our community are invited to take part in the Battle Ground Public Schools 2022 Industry Fair at Battle Ground High School on Thu., Feb. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

Battle Ground Public Schools is accepting reservations from employers located in and around Clark County for tables at the event, where employer representatives can meet with students and community members about career opportunities. All industries are encouraged to participate, including healthcare, government, manufacturing, technology, construction, finance, hospitality, retail, apprenticeships, transportation, and more. 

Businesses looking to connect with high school workers and other potential employees in our community are invited to take part in the Battle Ground Public Schools 2022 Industry Fair at Battle Ground High School on Thu., Feb. 17
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Per Washington Department of Health requirements, business representatives attending the Industry Fair must provide proof of full vaccination prior to the event. Full vaccination is reached two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson, or two weeks after a second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes: 

  • CDC vaccination card with name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date(s) administered, or a photo of the vaccination card.
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider with the information listed above.
  • State immunization information system record with the information listed above.

“The industry fair gives us early exposure to 16-18 year old students who may be interested in a career in the construction industry,” said Paul Hanson with Rotschy, Inc. Since changing their policy to allow students as young as 16 to work at Rotschy part-time, Hanson says they’ve found an eager workforce, and students have found an entry point to a stable career with living wage jobs right out of high school.

This year’s Industry Fair is sponsored by Battle Ground Public Schools in partnership with La Center School District, the city of Battle Ground, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia-Willamette, WorkSource of SW Washington, NEXT and Partners in Careers. 

Businesses interested in setting up a table at this educational evening at Battle Ground High School should sign up by Fri., Feb. 11 online at https://forms.gle/qbWayXr8ReWwudRn8. Contact career guidance specialist Kevin Doyle at (360) 885-6598 or doyle.kevin@battlegroundps.org with questions.

Information provided by Battle Ground School District.

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Jaucelyn
10 months ago

This is a fantastic opportunity for students, families and our community!

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